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Army to enforce no-smoking law starting January 1, 2016

The U.S. Army in Hawaii has enacted a policy effective Jan. 1, 2016, that complies with the new Hawaii state smoking law. The new state law raises the minimum age to purchase, possess or consume a tobacco product from 18 to 21 years of age. The law also makes it illegal to sell or furnish […]

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House to hear bill to ban smoking on beaches

MEDIA RELEASE A ban on smoking on all public beaches in Hawaii (HB 325) will be considered Wednesday, Jan. 22 at a joint hearing before the Water and Land Committee and the Ocean, Marine Resources and Hawaiian Affairs Committee. The Water and Land Committee is chaired by Rep. Cindy Evans (North Kona, North Kohala, South […]

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Cigarette use down; other forms of smoked tobacco up

MEDIA RELEASE Sharp increases in total adult consumption of pipe tobacco (used for roll-your-own cigarettes) and cigarette-like cigars since 2008 have offset declines in total cigarette consumption, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although total cigarette consumption continued an 11-year downward trend with a 2.5 percent decline from […]

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CDC: Smokers are smoking less

CDC: Smokers are smoking less

MEDIA RELEASE Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also, daily smokers are smoking fewer cigarettes each day, it says. The report, which covers data from 2005 to 2010, shows an estimated 19.3 percent — or 45.3 million — of American […]

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